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Julianne Vanderhoop was born and raised in Aquinnah, where she is the owner of both the Orange Peel Bakery and the Orange Peel Bakery Cafe. She serves as an Aquinnah town selectman and is on the Board of Health Education Committee and is a board member of the Island Housing Trust. Julianne is also a commercial fisherman and a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah.


"There could be nothing twee about a bakery whose owner learned pie-making from a Medicine Man — as did Julianne Vanderhoop, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head in the Martha’s Vineyard town of Aquinnah, and the woman behind Orange Peel Bakery. Located in the island’s hilly, windswept, Western parts and open year-round, it is the only place within 15 miles to get sustenance after the tourists leave in late summer and the nearby stores shut their doors until spring. And she makes perhaps the best pastries, tarts and breads on the island — like wheat berry and cranberry, and rosemary and olive oil loaves, which are sold at local supermarkets and some farmstands.


After nearly 20 years away — some spent as a commercial pilot, others eating up delectable old-world-style baked goods in destinations like Germany and Austria — Vanderhoop returned to Martha’s Vineyard, inspired and ready to open her own bakery. On a plot near the land where her ancestors hunted and fished thousand of years ago.1"




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